Yearly Calendar 2022

National Crafts Museum Yearly Calender 2022 (April, 2022 – March, 2023)

National Crafts Museum holds in each exhibition period either a special or collection exhibition.


The Cyclical Nature of Art Nouveau and the Stylistic Influence of Japanese Crafts and Design

December 25, 2021 – March 21, 2022

*Closed: Mondays (except January 10, March 21, 2022), January 11, 2022, and from December 27, 2021 to Junuary 1, 2022

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Art Nouveau (French for “new art”) flourished in Europe from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Japanese art was a formative influence on the style. While on the one hand a cutting-edge art movement, Art Nouveau was also a mirror that reflected and absorbed images of Japan.

This exhibition presents works by Henry van de Velde and Alfonse Mucha while also examining developments in Japanese crafts and design of the same era, including artists such as Miyagawa Kozan I and Sugiura Hisui, who incorporated expressions from Art Nouveau. Moreover, while focusing on the special characteristics of Japanese art as a source of inspiration for Art Nouveau, the exhibition traces the underlying view of nature, aspects of which have been carried on until the present day, in a variety of works.

In this exhibition, comprised of works from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo along with related pieces from the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, we consider Art Nouveau from a wide range of perspectives. Viewers will have an opportunity to experience the dynamism of various cultures coming into contact and resonating with each other, and the delicate Japanese sensibility that gave rise to outstanding crafts.

※This is a collection exhibition.

Ceramics of the Past and of the Future: The Timelessness of Traditional Japanese Craft Arts

April 5 – June 19, 2022

*Closed: Mondays

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This exhibition of contemporary Japanese ceramic art has been organized to commemorate the Japanese Traditional Ceramic Art’s 50th annual ceramics exhibition. Displays will provide an overview of the subcommittee’s activities to date, as well as explore how the subcommittee’s artists have applied their skills and aesthetic to maintaining the relevancy of traditional Japanese ceramics. Visitors will get to see a variety of beautiful Japanese ceramic works by both renowned masters designated in Japan as Living National Treasures, as well as up-and-coming artists.


Free Inquiry for Kids & Adults: 〇△☐✕ for Crafting Crafts

July 5 – September 4, 2022

*Closed: Mondays (except July 18, 2022), July 19, 2022

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When observing crafts, we come across various ○s, △s, ☐s, and ✕s. Our goal for this summer is to explore the secrets of crafts through the frame of ○△☐✕. Why don’t you try at your own pace, or joining forces of kids and adults? Enjoyable programs as well as helpful tools will be available. Don’t miss it!

※This is a collection exhibition.

Genreless kōgei

September 16 – December 4, 2022

*Closed: Mondays (except September 19, October 10, 2022), and September 20, October 11, 2022

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In recent years, kōgei (crafts) are reevaluated in a new context as more and more artists pursue their own expression using crafts’materials and techniques without sticking to the conventional genres. Centering on works from our collection, this exhibition offers an opportunity to appreciate artist’s expression regardless of genre by reviewing the works from three viewpoints: regionality, design, and contemporary art.

※This is a collection exhibition.

National Crafts Museum

3-2 Dewamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0963


OPEN today

February 9, 2023 (Thu)
09:30 - 17:30
Last Admission : 17:00

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